100 Deadliest Days sees decrease in fatalities

Posted at 8:15 AM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 10:36:44-04

IDAHO — Labor Day marked the end of the annual driving period known as the 100 Deadliest Days, and there's some good news this year. The Idaho Transportation Department says there was a decrease in fatalities for the second year in a row.

ITD reports 78 people died on Idaho roads over the summer months. That's down from 92 fatalities in 2019 and 101 in 2018.

The majority of fatalities (54) happened in passenger vehicles with 88% taking place on rural roads and 12% on urban roads. Alcohol played a factor in 12 fatalities, and speed contributed to 12 other deaths.

ITD Office of Highway Safety Manager John Tomlinson says it's good to see the decrease, but "we still have a lot of work to do."

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